On 11/28/2011 1:00 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
I think we should be very careful before creating makework for a lawyer.
In other words there are two initial questions that need to be answered:
1. What is the threat model? What type of exposure*of the IETF itself*
(including its volunteer "officers") exists? Of course, this is not just
about US law. The EU has strong antitrust law, for example.
2. Are there any aspects of that threat model that are not already
covered by the Note Well, the documents it refers to, and their chain
These two questions do need legal expertise. But if the answer to Q2 is
"no" we can stop there.
+1, though I'm less worried about "makework" than I am of having clear
statements of what needs to be done and why. This would be in line with some of
what we typically require in a charter, to explain the precise problem space an
effort is working within.
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